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The Walsh Group Construction Project Scheduler in Chicago, Illinois


Walsh is currently seeking a Construction Project Scheduler for our Heavy Civil Division in Chicago, IL.

Walsh is a rapidly growing, highly diversified construction company, and we constantly seek builders and business people to join our industry-leading team. Walsh employees are "built to succeed" - competitive entrepreneurs with strong character who are energized by working on a team to meet challenges and are willing to take risks after careful planning. There are many compelling reasons why exceptional people should consider a career with our company:

  • Challenging, complex projects

  • Creative and innovative problem solving environment

  • Supportive, communicative managers who reward your success

  • Opportunities for growth, training, and development

  • Flexibility to build what you want, where you want


  • Develops a baseline schedule while coordinating with project management, superintendents and subcontractors.

  • Uses established best practices and scheduling software to implement, maintain and analyze the project schedule. Includes coding and loading of resources, loading of costs and loading of general sequencing information

  • Coordinates all project controls to assess risk in accordance with established best practices and standards. Prepares risk and impact assessments of any changes to the schedule and presents to project team

  • Analyzes all changes to project schedule and the impact on cost and timeline. Ensures version control

  • Ensures all project change orders and project delays are documented, analyzed and reviewed. Communicates impact on the project timeline and cost

  • Leads all project scheduling meetings ensuring appropriate representation of project management. Prepares detailed weekly, monthly, quarterly reports and ensures distribution to appropriate staff

  • Works with accounting personnel to forecast and manage the project budget and its relationship to the project schedule

  • Performs claim mitigation, estimating and prepares models of what-if’s and possible contingency plans


  • Civil Engineering or Construction Management degree preferred

  • 3 - 5 years of project scheduling experience on transportation projects required

  • Primavera experience required (P6 preferred)

  • Understand concepts of baseline schedule, progress schedule, recovered schedule, total float, critical path, predecessors, successors, near critical paths, float trending, percent complete, float ownership, and constraints

  • Claim experience required

  • Time impact analysis experience required

  • Ability to make confident, timely, and fact based decisions on a broad range of resources

  • Candidates must demonstrate multi-tasking experience working in large teams and solving complex problems

  • Some travel required

The Walsh Group offers competitive wages and benefits, including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Generous Vacation Time & Paid US Holidays

  • Company 401(k) Matching Contributions

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Commuter Benefits Program

  • Maternity Leave Policy

  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance

  • Term Life and AD&D Insurance

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Disability/Veteran

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Job Locations US-IL-Chicago

Requisition ID 2021-5623

Position Type Experienced - Full-Time

Category Operations

Division Transportation